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TfL call on TAXI DRIVERS to help move customers from mainline stations during strike action



Transport for London (TfL) has encouraged taxi drivers to head to as many mainline stations as possible to help keep the capital moving during tube strike action expected on Thursday 4 March.


Tuesday's underground strike saw chaos ensue on the city's roads, causing major travel delays.


Tomorrow will see another day of strike action from London Underground workers, organised by the RMT Union. Under plans at the heart of the dispute, London Underground could be set to cut 600 frontline jobs and wants to scrap the final salary pension scheme in a bid to drive down costs.


TfL have now reached out to cabbies for help to ensure the travelling public have transportation throughout the strike.

In an email sent to licensed taxi drivers, TfL said: "You may already be aware that demand for taxi and private hire services is high this week due to planned RMT strike action, which means we are operating limited Tube and Overground services.


"The industrial action is scheduled to take place again all-day Thursday 3 March, but disruption is also expected on the mornings of Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 March.


"We have arranged taxi marshals at a number of mainline rail stations to help manage passenger queues at taxi ranks.


"Taxi marshals will be in place at Liverpool Street, Kings Cross, St Pancras, Euston, Charing Cross, Paddington, Victoria, London Bridge, Marylebone and Waterloo stations.


"We encourage all taxi drivers intending to work to help move customers from mainline stations as much as possible."

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